Join Giuseppe Sorrenti from the University of Zurich for this week's Economics Seminar
16:00 - 17:30
Economics Common Room 5B.307
Lectures, talks and seminars
Economics, Department of
In this seminar, Giuseppe Sorrenti will be discussing his paper on the effect of family income and maternal hours worked on child development
We exploit the longitudinal variation in the Earned Income Tax Credit benefits and in shocks on the local labor market demand as instruments to overcome the endogeneity of income and hours worked.
Our instrumental variable analysis suggests different results for cognitive and behavioral development. An additional $1,000 in family income improves cognitive development by 4.4 percent of a standard deviation but has no effect on behavioral development.